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Contributing Writer: Andrea Lopez | Images: BRFC —

Maintaining a routine can help you stay focused to complete a goal. These 5 healthy routines are to help you live a healthier life, checkout them out!

  1. Drink plenty of Water. Water is good for your health because it has no sugar and it keeps you hydrated. It also helps your skin look clear and youthful.
  2. Turn off all electronic devices an hour before you go to sleep. Your electronic devices can keep you from getting 8 hours of sleep. Turn it off so you don’t get distracted, and get a goodnight sleep!
  3. Add more green to your plate. To get your full value of nutrient for the day add fruits, and vegetables to your meals. You can start off your day by drinking a fruit smoothie, or you can add you favorite fruits to your water for an exciting new taste.
  4. Stretch after waking up. Open up your mind and breathe in the fresh air. Stretching can help relieve pain if you slept wrong.
  5. Think positive, don’t think about the negatives for too long, maintain positive and be optimistic.

Good luck, and may you live a long and healthy life!

 

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Contributing Writer: Andrea Lopez | Image: Alicia Lopez

Manassas City Public School (MCPS) seniors graduated on June 13th at Jiffy Lube Live, but today June 16th, MCPS says goodbye to all of their students for the summer!

Although, this summer will be different from the years before because MCPS will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program. This means that children will be able to go to one of their local elementary schools to get breakfast and lunch for free. MCPS students will be returning to school in late August.

Enjoy summer vacation, and remember Bull Foot Clinic is here to help you with any foot and ankle injuries to keep you active throughout the summer!

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The warm weather feels even greater when you don’t have to worry about the appearance of your feet. Fungus leads to embarrassment, but some treatments can help. Dr. Mahavadi, Dr. Cardinal, and Dr. Arminio have all helped fight fungus for years and are here to help you understand fungus.

Bacterial fungus can infect your toes, usually starting on the skin, also know as athlete’s foot. If left untreated, it can infect the nail bed. This infection can cause your nails to appear thick, discolored, brittle, or black. Fungus grows in dark, moist, warm areas such as shoes; you can get fungus by being barefoot in common areas. In order to prevent fungus, our doctors recommend patients to keep their feet clean and dry daily and change their socks and shoes everyday.

At the clinic, our doctors offer three different treatment options for fungus. One option is an oral prescription, in which a blood test is needed. Another option are topicals, which are medications applied on the toes like a nail polish. Lastly, there is the laser treatment option, called HyperBlue Plus. This option is a 10 minute painless treatment that requires no blood test.

If you are sick of having fungus, come to the office today to have healthier toenails by the end of the season!

 

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If your doctor recommends daily exercise, try new things. If you are feeling adventurous, you should try hiking. Hiking is a great form of exercise because the fresh air enables you to think clearly, and to be stress free; which is not only good for your physical health, but it is also good for your mental health.

In Manassas, there is different hiking trails that you can explore. The nearest trails around here are the Bull Run Occoquan Trail, the Bull Run Mountains, and the Manassas National Battlefield Park. The Occoquan Trail has a beautiful sight of the Occoquan River and it is 7.8 miles long. You can find a nice 5 mile trail at The Bull Run Mountains, and there is a run down historic that is a must see. The last trial, at the Manassas BattleField Park is a 8.6 mile trail that has a stone house and canyons spread around the park. All of these hiking trails are beautiful historic sites that you should checkout.

Although Hiking is great, you should also keep in mind that your feet need to be protected from the uneven terrain to prevent injuring your foot. To prevent injury consider getting hiking shoes or at least a shoe with a thick sole, and remember if you ever have a foot injury come to Bull Run Foot and Ankle Clinic to get treated.

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Dr.Greg Cardinal, is a hardworking, friendly, and outgoing. Before becoming a podiatrist, he was a musician for 15 years, which is where he started to impact the lives of others. He helped hundreds of people who were serving in the military by performing therapeutic music.

He decided to continue his passion for helping others by pursuing a career in podiatry. His interest include all aspects of primary podiatric care. After years of hard work, Dr. Greg Cardinal is recognized as a graduate of a dual degree program in Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Management. He is also affiliated in 6 other institution. Dr. Greg Cardinal is experienced and ready help with any podiatry related problems.

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We all know how important it is to be in good health and maintain a healthy level of fitness, but how can you inspire others to follow you, how can you become a role model for others?  In Phoenix, Arizona,  two teachers did just that for their students – and successfully. They inspired them to reach their fitness goals and gave them that push –when they needed it– to meet their goals. With guidance and motivation, some 200 middle school students ran a half marathon this past February, 2015. Read the rest of the article here.

PR newswire caught wind of another motivator, Stryd, as they announced this March 2015, “the first wearable device to measure running power, through a crowd funding campaign.” Runners and coaches can’t wait to get their hands on this new Kickstarter funded product. It was created by engineers of Princeton, “and backed by some of the biggest names in endurance sports, Stryd gives runners a way to accurately measure run intensity across varied terrain using the sports watches and mobile devices they already use to train and, as a result, it unlock ways for runners to improve running efficiency.” Read more of this article here.

Contributing writer: Carmen Thorpe––

A connection between obesity and diabetes has already been made in healthcare, this we already knew, but did you know that the connection between obesity and diabetes has created a correlation with amputations?

As stated by The American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (ABMSP), it is “the leading cause of non-traumatic limb amputations in the United States…” The ABMSP has “paved the way in board certification in: foot and ankle surgery, primary care, prevention and treatment of diabetic foot wounds and diabetic footwear–– and now in the field of limb preservation and salvage.”  Click here to read more from the article.

For those who worry that they may fall into this category, there is good news insight. According to Brian Kilen, writer for Mayo Clinic, Gentag and Mayo Clinic have “reached an agreement to develop the next generation of wearable biosensors designed to fight obesity and diabetes”, essentially removing the prospects of the non-traumatic limb amputations. This technology may potentially be “a game-changer…” these were the words of James Levine, M.D., Ph.D., A Mayo Clinic endocrinologist and obesity researcher. Mayo Clinic partnered with Gentag, Inc. because they are pioneering the use of disposable, ultra thin, wearable and immunoassay biosensors… Read more from the article here.


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